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owners. >>> first, you need a plumber or a mechanic but you don't know who to trust? so you go to angie's list, minute yelp or some other customer review site, but can you trust the first thing that pops on your screen as being the best? news4's tisha thompson shows us why some businesses say it's all about the money. >> reporter: customer review sites offering honest to goodness opinions written by real customers, including the good, the bad, and the ugly. but how big a part does money play? >> i'm a firm believer that, you know, you have to earn where you rank. >> rami is the owner of a plumbing company in sterling, virginia. >> everything i check sd pretty positive reviews. >> reporter: he znts understand why angie's list places his company eight pages in below companies with lower grades until he got a call from angie's list asking him to advertise on their site. >> it was in excess of $50,000 to be ranked above companies that had lower rankings than we did. >> no company can pay to be on angie's list. >> reporter: the founder angie hicks says it's true, advertisers get better place
and montgomery county, no issues to report. over to you. >>> the time is 4:32. angie goff is at the live desk with breaking news. >> homes are wrecked a dozen people hurt. look at this video. this was captured near hattiesburg, mississippi. that's home to the university of southern mississippi where the storm mangled some of the campus buildings. here's what we know right now. the storm caused what's being called major damage. but there are no reports of any deaths. once the sun does come up, crews from the national weather service plan to be out and about to survey the damage. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> right now, thousands in the northeast still have no power after this weekend's blizzard. overnight the number of homes and businesses in the dark dropped to 150,000. many of those are in hard hit massachusetts. that is less than a quarter of the outages from saturday. people from pennsylvania all the way up to maine got as much as 3 feet of snow. the storm is being blamed for ten deaths. >>> transportation leaders hope air and train service will finally be back to normal by the
's express provide service to west falls church in the morning and afternoon rush. >> angie goff has breaking news. good morning. >> good morning to you. eight people dead, dozens hurt after a terrible bus crash in southern california. people were still being pulled from this wreckage hours after that crash. it happened on a mountain highway as a bus was leaving the big bear resort area and collided with a truck. still no word what caused this accident a the live did he say be, angie goff, news 4. >>> it's now been a week since a gunman stormed an alabama school bus killing the driver and kidnapping a 5-year-old boy. 65-year-old albert lee poe letters junior is at the center of this standoff. dykes is described as a loner. he's in an underground bunker with the boy. they are talking with the two and delivered food, toys and medicine to the boy. >>> as it drags on, hundreds gather to honor the bus driver killed trying to protect the children on the bus. he was remembered as a hero during his funeral yesterday. 20 other children were on the bus at the time of his death. the 66-year-old was prai
for a former lapd officer accused of going on a deadly rampage appears to be over. angie goff is at the live desk with more. >> police believe that search for that most wanted man in america right now, it is over. we just got word from investigators that they're trying to identify human remains found in the search for an accused cop killer. they found a charred body where they believe the ex-lapd officer christopher dorner barricaded himself. forensic tests have to be done now and dorner was holed up in that big bear cabin after he killed another officer during a gunfight with police. the officer killed is believed to be his fourth victim after he shot and killed three others this month. angie goff. >>> one of police officers that detectives believe dorn oar killed, michael crane will be laid to rest today. crane and his partner were stopped at a red light when according to police dorner drove up, opened fire on their car and fled. his partner was wounded but did survive. crane leaves behind a wife and two young children. >>> the ecomony is once again front and center for president obama. it
at 6:44. sunset at 5:58. when the rain will be arriving. thanks, tom. >>> angie goff at the live desk with breaking news. >> weeks before president obama is set to visit, rockets fired into israel. the attack damaged roads but no one was hurt. the first kind to hit israel. the attack comes days after a palestinian man died in a jail. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> president obama heads to virginia today to warn about the impact the looming sequester will have on the defense industry. the hampton roads region depends heavily on the military and defense spending. the president has three days to reach a deal with congress to avoid billions of dollars in spending cuts. we're not hearing of any progress toward an agreement. we haven't heard of any new negotiations. >> at some point we've got to do some governing. and certainly, what we can't do is keep careening from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis. >> instead of using our military men and women as campaign props, the president was serious, he'd sit down with harry reed and begin to address our problems. >> the speake
. >>> danella, thank you. 6:03. angie goff is at the live desk with breaking news out of north korea. >> world powers are angry and preparing right now for an emergency meeting after north korea successfully conducts a nuclear test. since our last report, we've learned from experts the underground explosion had twice the power of the country's second test in 2009. right now japan is collecting air samples looking for traces of radioactive substances. president obama immediately called the test a highly provocative act and north korea went ahead with the test in d y defiance of -- even by china. looking ahead, the test will draw more sanctions against the north from the u.s. and other countries. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> this nuclear test comes as president obama prepares to call for a reduction in america's nuclear arsenal. we learned that he will talk about that proposal tonight during his state of the union address. the white house says the president is putting the finishing touches on the speech. focus will be primarily on the economy. and the billions of dollars in budget
who are in town for the annual governor's meeting. at the live desk, angie goff. >>> 15 after the hour. oscar pistorius expected to check in at a police station. this is part of his bail deal in connection with the murder charge against him concerning his girlfriend. it's the first time we expect to see pistorius since he was released on bail on friday. he has to sign in with police twice a week. he's charged with murdering his girlfriend. he denies those charges saying it was an accident. he thought she was an intruder. >>> a 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck central japan followed by two smaller tremors. the quake shook buildings about 100 miles away in tokyo but they didn't trigger a tsunami warning. no reports of damages or injuries. nuclear plants in the area also checked out okay. >>> right now, john kerry is overseas for his first trip as secretary of state. kerry is in london kicking off an 11-day, nine-country trip. he met with david cameron, british prime minister. later this afternoon, he will travel to swrerm any. part of his trip is the friends of syria conference in rome wh
:05. news 4's angie goff at the live desk. >>> breaking news out of vatican city. the vatican confirms that pope benedict will resign on february 28th. the vatican confirming this information. he made a statement in latin during a small event saying that he does not have the strength anymore. the vatican did not offer any more explanation but once again this breaking news out of vatican city that pope benedict will resign as of february 28th. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> thank you, angie. president obama will honor a hero from the war in afghanistan. he'll award this man the medal of honor. he and his fellow soldiers battled hundreds of taliban fighters for more than 12 hours in 2009. eight americans died. romesha will be the only third living member to receive the medal of honor. >>> authorities in california are preparing for another day of searching for a suspected killer. police in los angeles are offering $1 million for information on christopher dorner, an ex-police officer accused of murdering three people. officers surrounding a home improvement store yesterday aft
the accident. but you have to slow down. eun. >>> danella, thanks so much. 5:03. angie goff has breaking news out of north korea. angie. >> president obama reacts this morning after north korea conducts a nuclear test. the underground test was confirmed after the u.s. geological survey detected the 4.9 magnitude blast. pong yong saying they did it to cope with outrageous hostility that undermines their country. a wave of reaction from world leaders since followed. president obama released a statement calling the test a highly provocative act. he adds, north korea's missile programs are a threat to the world and the latest test warrants swift action by the international community. happening right now, u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon who condemns the test is organizing an emergency meeting to start at 9:00 a.m. our time. meanwhile, south korea has come out to say the north won't be able to avoid grave responsibility and china also expressing firm opposition to the nuclear tests this morning. now, this is north korea's third nuclear test since 2006 and the first since kim jong-un took power.
of february. he's missed that deadline four times in five years. >>> news 4's angie goff has breaking news at the live desk. >> we've got incredible video of a box truck that's dangling off a highway in south florida. look at this rescue effort under way. fire and rescue workers are responding after a person was trapped in this truck. now, this accident happened about an hour and a half ago in fort lauderdale. details limited right now. but this is what we know. police said two people were in the truck when this crashed. you can see it's leaning into part of that pillar there. one of the people was able to get out. one person is still in that truck and we're hearing that that person is unresponsive. as for the person at the hospital, their condition is still unknown. what you're seeing right now is they're trying to tie up a rope to secure the truck and the plan is we're hearing from officials to bring a tow truck on scene. you can see the red tow truck. they're going to use the rope to pull the truck off that dangling ledge. a difficult procedure indeed and hoping for the best. from the l
. pistorius could face more charges for having an unlicensed handgun and ammunition. at the live desk angie goff, news 4. >>> brace your self-for a chilly morning. the temperatures dropped like a rock and that's before you tack tore in the wind. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein here with more. >> temperatures are near or below freezing. that includes just about all of the of west virginia, virginia, maryland down to near 30 degrees. near the waters it's a little above freezing. most locations near 30 degrees. schenn owe da valley, same thing. much of western maryland, washington county into alleghany county into the upper 20s. look at the windchills there. the windchill at hagerstown is just 11 degrees. windchills right around washington and our nearby suburbs only around 20 degrees. air temperatures holding steady with a few clouds coming and going. wind gusting by 25 to 30 miles per hour. wind gusting to around 30 miles an hour. temperatures will be in the mid-30s. stafford virginia, hometown forecast by noontime there, should be a bit milder. up around the upper 30s. maybe near 40
. they say his release is the only way to improve ties between the countries. >>> angie goff with breaking news at the live desk. >> we just got word that the president will speak out to urge action to avoid the sequester. today, he'll be joined by emergency response personnel to talk about the automatic budget cuts that will happen if congress fails to come up with a plan by next friday. the cuts could impact hundreds of thousands of jobs and mill ir day and emergency response groups would take a big hit. the president will deliver the marks at 10:45. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> maryland leaders will urge congress to avoid the sequester. baker and montgomery county executive leggett as well as yeoman will come together in rockville to make the appeal. maryland's economy could be devastated by the billions of dollars in potential cuts. a new report backs up those county executives' argument. that report by wells fargo security warns that the entire d.c. area, including virginia and the district is one much regions that could be hurt the most. it authors say the government spe
with breaking news with angie goff at the live desk. >> new revelations on coming out of the oscar pistorius hearing moments ago. police just testified that they found testosterone and needles for injecting in the olympian's home. this is him arriving in court today. we soon learned after this that he could face more charges for possessing an unlicensed handgun and ammunition. prosecutors detailed their case against the track star accused of killing his girlfriend saying the shots fired appear to be at a downward angle suggesting pistorius was wearing his prosthetics. the olympian's attorney maintains that he thought his girlfriend was an intruder. mipistorius hoping he'll be released on bail but prosecutors saying he's a flight risk. >>> angie, thank you. want to get a look at our forecast this hour. tom kierein is here with that. >> even though these are the waning days of winter, february is not giving it up yet. it's cold this morning. down near freezing most of the region. roadways have dried out. the pavement dried out overnight from yesterday's rain. right now, around the metro area,
the shooting at sandy hook >>> i'm angie goff at the live desk. breaking news out of yemen. this just in to the newsroom. dramatic video of a fiery chopper crash. we're hearing seven deaths have been reported after an army helicopter crashed in yemen's capital. multiple people have been reportedly hurt. you can see that there's cars and buildings still on fire, still burning on the ground following this chopper crash. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> there are new details about the shooter in the sandy hook massacre. cbs news and the "hartford courant" report that they wanted to top the 77 people murdered in norway in 2011 by anders breivik. this theory is based on articles based on breivik found in lanza's bedroom. lanza was likely acting out a video game fantasy and picked sandy hook because it was the easiest target. police call it speculation and say there's no clear mow i have for the attack. >>> 16 after the hour. vice president joe biden will have a candid discussion on how to reduce gun violence. vice president biden leading the administration's effort to reduce gun v
. >> you need a plumber? maybe a mechanic? you don't know who to trust. so you go to angie's list. yelp or another customer review site. >> can you trust the first thing that pops up on your screen as being the best? tonight's news4 i-team trisha thompson shows why you some businesses say it is all about the money. >> reporter: customer review sites offering honest to goodness opinions written by real customers. including the good, the bad, and the ugly. but how big a part does money play? >> i'm a firm believer that, you know, you have to earn where you are. >> reporter: ram si the manager of a plumbing company in sterling, virginia. >> everything i have checked is positive reviews. >> reporter: he didn't understand whether angie's list places his company 158th on the site. a eight pages in below companies with lower grades. in he got a call from angie's list. asking him to advertise on its site. >> it was in excess of $50,000 to be ranked above -- companies that have lower rankings than we did. >> no company can pay to be on angie's list. >> reporter: the company's founder says it is
's beautiful a dramatic ending to a days' long standoff. how the >>> i'm angie goff with breaking news out of iran. we're hearing that they're saying that their country plans to send their first astronauts into space by the year of 2018. officials saying that the flight will be of two trained iranian astronauts and it's slated between 2016 and 2018. the first mission will be go into sub orbital space where they'll be for about 30 minutes. this is the latest in a series of statements from iranian officials. last week they had a successful launch of a monkey into space. now, of course, tehran's nuclear and space programs have raised concerns with many people out in the west, as they suspect they could be using these missions as cover-ups for military purposes. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> today the fbi will check for explosives inside an underground bunker after rescuing a boy held hostage for close to a week. late yesterday afternoon, the fbi raided the bunker of 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes and saved that little boy. dykes died in the attack. it's not sure whether he took his o
with weather and traffic on >>> i'm angie goff at the live desk. pope benedict xvi speaking for the first time after his announcement that he is stepping down as pope. this is what he told the crowd. he said he is resigning for the good of the church. he repeatedly said in italian that he didn't have the strength to continue. he said i did this in the full liberty for the good of the church. you're looking at live pictures right now as the general meeting gets under way. this is benedict's first appearance since he shocked the world in news that he will leave his position at the end of the month. when he originally walked into the ceremony, it was an overwhelming warm reception. he's actually interrupted a few times with applause and with cheers. people reportedly had tears in their eyes. this is because today he could perhaps celebrate his final ash wednesday mass. also had the vatican saying it might be the last time he leads mass as well. because of this, the location has been changed. they're hosting this at st. peter's basilica. the vatican said that's to accommodate the huge crowds who w
. >>> 4:32 to you. angie goff has breaking news out of north korea. >> north korea confirms it successfully conducted a nuclear test and world leaders are reacting. it carried out the test of the nuclear bomb. after it was detected by the u.s. geological survey. in a statement, president obama described the test as a highly provocative act. he adds, north korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs constitute a threat to international security and that the north threatening activities warrants further swift and credible action bit international community. meanwhile, u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon condemns the test as a grave violation and called for an emergency meeting today. this is north korea's third nuclear test. the first in 2006 that happened near the site of the two previous atomic blasts. this morning, china has come out and expressed firm opposition to this nuclear test. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> angie, thank you. as a result of that, president obama will likely do a bit of rewriting today as he prepares for one of the more important
, aaron and eun over to you. >> danella, thank you. > angie goff has breaking news. >> oscar pistorius is back in court. prosecutors again detailing their case against the track star accused of premeditated murder his girlfriend. this is video of him arriving earlier this morning. they say that they do have a witness. the prosecutors say. who said she heard nonstop fighting between the couple leegd up to reeva steenkamp's death. pistorius may face more charges for possessing an unlicensed handgun and ammunition. investigators believe he may be a flight risk because he has off shore accounts. we'll follow the hearing all morning long. >>> the white house will lay out the new strategy to punish countries who steal government information online. the strategy could include fines, trade restrictions and other penalties. this comes as cyber security firm in virginia says it has proof that china's military is behind years of cyber attacks against u.s. companies. according to the virginia firm, a secret military unit headquartered in the building in shanghai stole data from more than 140 compa
angie goff. and snow kicked off the start of our weekend. we will take a look right now, and they fell a short time in college park and that left many of the roads slick early this morning. >> can we expect a repeat today? let's go to storm team 4 meteorologist, chuck bell. >> a good sunday morning, everybody. still plenty of clouds outside and still more snowflakes in your forecast. in fact even a few snowflakes out there for you first thing this morning. 29 degrees right now with a light wind out of the east at 7 miles per hour. here it is on storm team 4 doppler. there are snow showers in western loudin county, and front royal and down towards toms brook, and look for a little light snow. we are talking about barely a coating out there first thing and then it will be enough to get the roads slippery. your sunday starter, temperatures on the cold side here for at least the next five to six hours and we will talk about the rest of today and your super bowl forecast and the workweek ahead coming up. >>> after two weeks of waiting super bowl xlvii is finally here. the ravens and 49ers a
temps we're waking up to, plus a chance for more snow this weekend. good morning, everyone. i'm angie goff. >> and i'm richard jordan. this is news 4 today. it is saturday, february 2nd, 2013. a big day on the calendar when it comes to forecasting. >> that's right. a huge crowd here in punxsutawney, pennsylvania. first, we want to get to today's temps here in the d.c. region. here's storm 4 meteorologist chuck bell with more. >> hey, richard and angie. good morning to you. good morning, everybody. welcome to your weekend. if you've been in town for a while, you know our pattern has really changed and we've been cold now for most of the last couple weeks with the exception of two days earlier this week. right now, only 19 degrees in washington. temperatures midteens to the north and west to near 20 towards culpepper. not much of a wind out there. windchills aren't too intolerable. when the temperatures are this cold, you need to bundle up for sure. snowflakes inbound for later on today. we'll talk about that coming up. >>> we are following breaking news right now. an accident vovg mult
're clear. aaron, over to you. >> thank you. angie goff has breaking news from the live desk. >> aaron, good morning. five people are dead others hurt after an earthquake rocked the solomon islands. it triggered a tsunami that hit santa cruz island damaging about 50 homes. more than 3 dozen aftershocks have rocked the region. a handful of villages were the hardest hit. officials expect the death toll to rise. a tsunami warning was recently can semd. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> police are looking for a missing 6-year-old girl last seen with her biological mother and a man wanted by police. eric burkes was granted temporary sole custody of his daughter ariana. he's raised her on his own since birth. he tells news 4 that his ex-girl friend has a medical condition that made her legally blind. she was in town with her 30-year-old boyfriend, roderick williams. both were in town visiting from arkansas. news 4 learned that arkansas want williams for a violation of probation. >> my daughter is in a dangerous situation right now. she's in a dangerous situation. she don't know anybody dow
at that time. >>> let's go to the live desk with angie goff. >> breaking news out of iran, aaron. a suicide bomber rams his car killing four people. two soldiers. it happened north of baghdad. we're hearing that more than a dozen people were hurt. this is a violent hotspot. on monday, 22 people were killed after another suicide bombing. the victims, sunni fighters who were collecting their salaries outside militia headquarters. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> congress will begin looking at plans to overall the nation's unemployment laws. the house judiciary committee will hold its first hearing on the issue. the committee plans to hold several more in the coming months. its republican chairman hopes the hearings lead to at least one immigration reform bill in the house. president obama unveiled the proposal last week. >>> we'll have to wait until spring for congress to wage a bitter battle over the debt limit in the nation. president obama signed into law a bill that raises the government's borrowing limit through the middle of may. it will allow the government to continue paying
's head out to the live desk. angie has got something for us. what have you learned? >> barbara, we have just learned who is going to host the 2013 white house correspondence dinner. he first did it back in 1995. this is the dinner known around washington as nerd prom and the president and first lady are intere traditionally the guests of honor. >> thank you for that news. >>> the time right now is 11:19 on "news4 midday." concerns that bob mcdonald has over the proposed ban of texting while driving. >>> and we're making some sweet treats on "news4 midday" that even doctors can approve as at what is popular at nbcwashington.com. >>> today a sweet treat in honor of national heart healthy month this february. we're giving you an inside scoop on a healthy dessert. thanks for coming. >> hi, barb. how are are you today? >> great. i hear that as a dietitian you go into people's homes and change their whole attitudes about food. >> i do. i go into their cup boards and get the bad stuff out that they shouldn't be eating and i reorganize their kitchen. >> so they can eat healthy and enjoy what th
:32 now. angie goff is at the live desk. good morning. >> good morning, eun. any minute now we should know whether or not paralympic star makes bail. this after he sobs uncontrollably in court had morning after he's officially charged with premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend. pistorius who is accused of shooting his model girlfriend reeva steenkamp argues he's not a danger to the public. prosecutors say the track star attached his prosthetic legs before shooting his girlfriend. the sportster canceled all future races to focus on the charges against him. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> vice president biden will log on for an online town hall. the vp will take questions about how to reduce gun violence in the country. parents magazine sponsoring this town hall. the vice president leading the administration's efforts to reduce gun violence since the shooting massacre at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. it will be streamed on the facebook page and on the white house website. >>> new details about a possible mow sif in the sandy hook shooting. cbs news and the "har
jordan. >> and i am angie goff. and the storm of 2013 have brought millions of lives to a standstill. the storm is blamed for ten deaths including a child killed by carbon monoxide poisoning as he sat in a car trying to keep warm. >> transportation schedules are now getting back on track. amtrak will restore limited service between boston and new york today. it's a mess out there today. >> what a difference it is when you don't have that wind. this morning it was like night and day coming in. >> you could drive your car without gripping the steering wheel. chuck bell has details. >> you still had both hands on the wheel, right? just not the death grip? a little breeze, but nothing compared to yesterday, but it is cold this morning. teens and 20s out there. 16 in manassas right now. and 19 gaithersburg and 27 in downtown washington, and nothing showing up on radar just yet. first drops about 12 hours or more away. clouds are on their way. we will be off to a beautiful sunny start, and temperatures for rest of the day and the weekend coming up. >>> and the storm pummeled six states, bu
getting a bad rap. >> i was talking about this with angie goth this morning. her baby is due in june. snake babies are also analytical, so her baby could turn out to be a meteorologist. >>> showers around, a wet start tomorrow but a dry finish. tuesday is looking good. another chance of rain on wednesday. we're going to keep a close eye on that. no real super cold in place for that, but the cold air is back next weekend. highs in the 30s. maybe a chance of snowflakes >> "sports final" is next. . >>> tonight on "sports final," a tough time for the terps. while virginia hits all the right notes in an acc matchup. >> it's just about taking baby steps. >> rg-3 speaks out about his walk to recovery. and turning the page. >> i feel great about our team. i feel even better this year. >> trying to erase the memories of last year's playoff loss. we're towing the rubber. "sports final" starts now. thanks for stay with with us. just a little over a month left in the college basketball regular season. little went right today for maryland. while virginia is rolling on with plans of playing on lat
of the year. i am richard jordan. >> i am angie goff pf those stories are straight ahead, but first we want to get your forecast. >> storm team 4 chuck bell joins us. >> the skies have cleared out and the winds have picked up and as a result temperatures are only have the temperatures this morning. windchills now are back down in the single digits in hagerstown, so really bundle up on your way out the door. your sunday starter, cold and breezy now. and we will have snow flurries, and not expecting accumulations but windy and cold, and more on this coming up. >>> two house fires and a child is badly hurt in one case. a 4-year-old is in critical condition. firefighters say a firefighter was also hurt in that fire. and this fire started around 1:00 a.m. firefighters have not said if anybody was hurt here or how much damage this fire caused. >>> police saying a driver hit a person on m street in northeast, not far from the metro station on the red line. d.c. police did not release the name of the victim or car involved. >>> university of maryland students are probably still celebrating the win
and meteorites. welcome, everybody. i'm angie goff. >> i'm richard jordan. temperatures were pretty comfortable this morning. >> perhaps a storm. >> welcome to your weekend. as we mentioned, we have a chance for rain drops and even snowflakes this weekend. don't worry if you can'tind the snow shovel. not a lot coming our way. reduced visibility this morning. don't be surprised if you're out and about this morning to run into foggy spots. temperatures generally in the mid to upper 30s around spots. it is going to be a wet start to the morning. we'll continue to see these rain drops and eventually a chance for snowflakes later on today. we'll talk about that and the rest of your weekend coming up. >>> new this morning, prince george's county police say several people were robbed near the university of maryland campus. it happened just after midnight. police say there are multiple victi victims, and they believe the robbers took off and then left that area. if you have any information, please call police. >>> this morning, police in philadelphia say a woman who lived in our area until a year ago a
if not thousands gathered to see him. i am richard jordan. >> i am angie goff. it's sunday, february 24th, 2013, and we will have more from the vatican. first, we want to get over to your weather. >> let's go to meteorologist, chuck bell, and he has the forecast. >> good morning to both of you, and good morning, everybody, winter is here. you said it was going to be sunny today, and it is, you have to wait a couple hours for the sunshine. right now temperatures in the 30s and 40s, so not terribly cold, but there's light sprinkles down to the south along i-95 down to the south and a few sprinkles across frederick, maryland, as well. on your way out the door this morning a couple sprinkles and showers but that won't last long and we will have sunshine by lunchtime. >>> a double homicide overnight. police were called before 2:00 this morning to a report of shots fired off new hampshire avenue. officers found two men dead in a driveway. no word on their identities or the search for a gunman. >>> right now pope benedict xvi, we saw he is giving his final sunday blessing. the pope is stepping down on
on legislation that will affect millions of drivers. good morning. welcome to news 4 today. i'm angie goff. >> and i'm richard jordan. it is 6:00 on this saturday morning, february 23rd, 2013. right now the midwest digging out of another massive snowstorm. snow and ice blanketed most of the midwest this morning. kansas appears to have gotten the worst of it with some places getting a foot and a half of snow. thousands of travelers are looking for flights after numerous delays and cancellations in st. louis, kansas, and chicago. >> the windy city only got around 4 inches of smnow, but i was enough to tie the highest one-day total of snowfall so far this season. it caused problems for people all over the city as plows roamed the streets trying to clean up. however, not everyone was upset about it. of course, the kids took advantage of a day off from school. always nice to squeeze a little sledding in. you know chuck bell is watching this and salivating at the mouth. >> he's jealous. >> if i can just wipe the droll off. yikes. yeah, awfully wet start around here this morning. temperatures are
to almost $10 in just three months. >>> angie goff is at the live desk. >>> thank you, aaron. president obama just released a individual wroe on the white house blog that is close to his roots. take a listen. >> over the years, i've been greatly moved by the warmth and spirit, the strength and resolve of the kenyan people and i've been grateful for my connection to kenya and how you've welcomed me and my family to your beautiful country. >> using a swahili greeting, the president -- to be nonviolent when kenyans go to the polls next month. this is the first national election since 2007 when the presidential vote there turned violent. 1,000 people died. angie goff, back to you. >>> back here at home, we're learning that sunday's super bowl blackout may not have been a total shock. in fact, engineers in new orleans were apparently concerned about something like this happening in october. we have a memo from the louisiana stadium and exposition district which operates the superdome in new orleans. that memo is dated october 15th and it warns that tests on the dome's electrical feeders show
another nuclear test. >> angie goff at the news 4 live desk with breaking news. >> breaking political news right now. thank you, aaron. >> today this morning we're hearing that tag romney may run for the senate. the boston herald reporting this morning that the oldest son of the former gop presidential nominee, mitt romney is considering a senate run in massachusetts. of course, this is for the upcoming special election. romney is reportedly considering a bid to replace john kerry who starred as secretary of state. all this comes a week after former republican senator announced that he would not be making a bid for another senate seat. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> incoming secretary of state john kerry arrives for his first day on the job. he will address his new employees this morning at the state department. it was a busy first weekend for the now former massachusetts senator. he talked to palestinian president mahmoud abbas and israeli president shimon peres about the middle east peace process. kerry also talked to officials from turkey, canada and mexico. >> the group rais
down. i'm angie goff. we are going to take behind the scenes for a sneak peek at (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because your efforts help komen serve millions of women and men facing breast cancer every year. visit the3day.org to register or to request more information today. it was 3 days of pure joy. ♪ and it's beautiful >>> you are taking a live look at the 14th street bridge where in just a short time you can expect, as we all can, it will be packed with cars for the afternoon rush. traffic on the 14th street bridge is one of the many reasons d.c. traffic has been ranked the worst in the nation. the ranking is listed in a new report by texas a&m's transportation institute. that puts d.c. traffic ahead of traffic in l.a., is an plan, and new york. according to the report, drivers here waste 67 hours and spend close to $1400 a year sitting in traffic. >>> comin
and no issues as you connect to new york avenue a. i'm back in ten. eun, over to you. >> thank you. angie goff has breaking news. good morning. >> eun, this breaking news out of london. a 500-year-old mystery, has it been unlocked in archeologists are saying a test on a skull found in a parking lot makes a "highly convincing case" that it is the remains of the king or king richard iii. the big announcement as researchers get ready to confirm whether or not a skeleton exhumed last september are indeed the remains of the king. the remains were dug up from the same place historians say he was buried after dying in battle. dna t nchlt achlna tests are be. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> don't look now. gas prices are on the rise again. the national rise up .17 from a week ago to $3.52. d.c. drivers paying $3.70, 0.13 more than a week ago. virginia is the heapest. paying $3.40. a yum of 14 cents. maryland has seen a hike of 15 cents. the average $3.54 a gallon. in west virginia, drivers paying 15 cents more than a week ago. >>> if you commute from loudoun county today, you have new option
, the potential >>> i'm angie goff with breaking news. the death toll is rising in russia after a mine explosion. ten people are dead now. seven others feared trapped. right now, nearly 300 rescuers are searching for the missing men. this is in the northern part of the country. officials said that 23 men were in the mine at the time of the blast. four were able to escape. officials believe a buildup of methane gas triggered the blast. nine people died in two separate mine accidents in the country. i'm angie goff, news 4. >>> we're following developments in a deadly stampede in india. the death toll has risen to 36 at the train platform. thousands were home from a festival when a railway official announced a last minute platform change. as people rushed to the new platform, a footbridge collapsed causing the stampede. millions were taking part in the hindu festival that happens every 12 years. >>> two cars fly off a california cliff. san joez fire crews rescued two people from a vehicle that fell 150 feet off a cliff into a ravine. one passenger was able to climb out of the car. the other trapped
in the courtroom. >>> were we need to be in the know at all ti >>> i'm angie goff with breaking news from the live desk. another dead lay tack in iraq. two officers were shot when machine gunfire was opened on police outside of baghdad. that according to iraqi officials. four others were hurt. the attackers were reportedly shooting cars they sprayed that checkpoint. this is the third day in a row militia forces have been targeted in this area. at the news 4 live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> that will be $10,000. >> are you serious? >> i am serious. adios. >> shock in the miami courthouse after a young woman flipped off a judge after repeatedly laughing and talking back to the judge. this woman who is being held on drug possession charges got her $5,000 bond doubled to $10,000. didn't stop there, though. the girl continued to hassle the judge. now she's looking at 30 days in a dade county jail cell. >>> today the man accused of shooting a security guard at a christian lobbying group headquarters is due in court. the shooting happened last august at the family research council. corkins is charged w
conference where it was announced that saturday mail delivery will end. those aren't the only changes. angie goff joins us live in the studio to break it down for use. >> good morning. slashing saturday mail delivery is a big move that the usps must be done. here's what it means for you. starting august 1st, the post office stops delivering and collecting first class mail and letters on saturdays. however, they will continue to deliver packages six days a week. now, if your post office is normally open on saturdays, that's not going to change. however, u.s. postmaster general patrick announced today there will be hours reduced in 9,000 offices across the country. saturday service cuts would save $2 billion annually but they need $20 billion to close the debt gap. they have lost $41 billion over the past six years as more people turn to e-mail and online bill pay options. >> our new approach is based on a great deal of customer input. it reflects a strong demand for package delivery on saturdays and it still engables the postal service to achieve significant cost reductions. >> and donahue sa
russell. >> it's monday, february 25, 2013. vacation is over and it's back to work for congress. angie goth has the latest for us. >> the unthinkable appears to be unavoidable. all eyes on capitol hill and no sign congress and the white house will compromise and stop a budget disaster that will impact many of you. four days, that's it, before $85 billion in spending cuts go through if a deal isn't reached. civilian defense department workers workers could lose 20% of their paycheck. and up to 20,000 people living here may have to take a one day a week furlough for weeks. the president is still pushing a plan to raise tax revenue to offset the cuts. in a few hours we may have a better idea if there is any hope to avert the sequester. speaker john boehner is having a news conference at 4:00. new 4s will have the latest. >> president obama is meeting with state leaders from both parties at the white house. they are in washington for the national governors association annual meeting. you're looking at the first lady as we speak. the president didn't mention the on going budget battle durin
. >> and i'm angie goff. it is saturday, february 9th, 2013. checking some of our top stories right now. police shoot and kill a woman after they say she tried to attack them. it happened last night around 10:30 at an apartment on 53rd avenue in bladensburg. officers shot the woman after they say she charged them with a knife. her identify has not been released. >>> another armed robbery overnight near the university of maryland. umd police say two men held up a group walking down lakeland road last night just off campus. this marks the fourth robbery on or near the campus in just two weeks. >>> and the snow is still coming down in the northeast. connecticut has already gotten two feet while boston and new york are both in the double digits. thousands of flights have been canceled and more delays and cancellations are expected today. around here, our big story is just that gusty wind. >> yeah, it is really strong out there. you'll definitely notice it as soon as you head out, especially if you're one of those high-profile vehicles. let's go to storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. >> g
? >> thank you, chris, and good morning angie and richard. coming up on "meet the press," an interview with leon pennetta, and we will talk about the challenges ahead for the nation's military, and the hot spots around the world, particularly africa, and chuck hagel and that contentious con f furmation hearing, and is the nfl doing enough to protect its players? we will have a candid conversation with bob costas'. >>> how a theater is using the audience to do promotion work for them. >>> and then stay with us, you are watching news4 today. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. fiber one. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? um... try the number one! yeah, this is pretty good. [ male announcer ] over a third of a day's fiber. fiber one. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ we, we chocolate cross over. ♪ yeah, we chocolate cross over. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing fiber one 80 calorie chocolate cereal. ♪ chocolate. >>> tomorrow one of the world's biggest daredevils will attempt his latest feat. better known as the french spider-
bell is tracking the timing of it all. good morning, i am richard jordan. >> and i am angie goff. it's sunday, february 3rd, 2013, and we have had chances of snow but little of it. >> we have had five measurable snowfalls, and at this rate it will take us to may by the time
for the monday morning commute. welcome to "news4 today." i am angie goff. >> and i am richard jordan. and it's sunday, february 10th, 2013. >> let's go to meteorologist, chuck bell, he is outside on the storm 4 weather. >> you can still see your breathe out here. it's a cold start. 31 degrees on the front lawn of channel 4, but beautiful sunshine still getting through the veil of high thin cloudiness out there. clouds will continue to thicken today. if you need sunshine in your life you need to enjoy it while it is still around. that's the view on top of the property here in northwest washington. you are looking to the south and west where the clouds are coming from. it's a cold start. here is the way it is looking. 32 down at national airport right now. and we should be at 45 degrees by 10:00. and highs near 45 degrees, and the sunshine for now will lead to a mostly cloudy afternoon coming our way. rain drops move in after midnight, and it could be a very slow go on our monday morning commute back to work and school. more on that and the rest of the seven day with another mention of snow co
of the catholic church. nothing like this happened before in the modern mechanics of the church. angie, two obvious questions. why and what happens next? >> good morning to you. even with the answers we have people remain in shock over this announcement. he also gave his blessing in finding the next leader of the catholic church. leading the prayer this morning at the vatican, pope benedict xvi told a small group he's leaving at the end of the month. in a statement he says his strength due to his age has deteriorated making him unable to fulfill the demands of the position. the vatican said he's not leaving because of difficulties with the papacy. benedict is the first pontiff to step down in more than 700 years. a vatican spokesman told the "today" show there was fair warning about the decision. >> clearly he doesn't physically feel up to the job. i think this was an act of humility to admit that. a couple top officials have known for some time, certainly several weeks i was told that just this morning. i only found out a few hours beforehand from the pope's chief of staff. >> the responsi
over there. >> good morning, everybody. it's 9:30. welcome to news 4 today. i'm angie goff. >> i'm richard jordan. here's a look at some of the other stories we're following today. police shoot and kill a prince george's county woman after the cops say she tried to attack them. officers shot the woman after they say she charged them with a knife. her identity has not been released. >>> another armed robbery overnight near the university of maryland. umd police saying two men held up a group walking down lakeland road last night. this is just off campus. this marks the fourth robbery on or near the campus in just two weeks. >>> and back to the snow that is still coming down in the northeast. boston has received 21 inches while portland, maine, has a new record with 29 inches. that's nothing compared to milford, connecticut, which has experienced 38 inches of snow. it just keeps on coming down there. >> around here, don't deceived. the sun is out, but the wind, it's just blowing. >> sure is. let's go to meteorologist chuck bell. >> we have everything we need for a great blizzard he
. i'm angie goff. it is groundhog day. just minutes ago, potomac phil emerged to forecast the rest of the winter. he saw his shadow, which means six more weeks of winter. but earlier this morning, hun punxsutawney phil in pennsylvania saw no shadow, forecasting an early spring. who do we believe? that's up to you. >>> well, taking metro could take you a little longer this morning. six stations are closed. there is also single tracking on the red and orange lines and tomorrow night only on the green and yellow lines. >>> well, it's been a frigid mornin we gotta sell the car. where would we even start? get the car. hi howard. get in. hi, good to see you. start with an actual written offer when selling your car, no strings attached. carmax. start here. >>> it's a grab the hot chocolate kind of morning. what's the latest, chuck? >> temperatures are still in the teens and low 20s across the area. so the sun is shining. that's the reason that potomac phil saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter. sure feels like winter this morning. there are snowflakes entering west virgini
to have a look at your forecast coming up in a few. first, good morning. it's 8:26. i'm angie goff. in the news, one woman is dead after police say she charged them with a knife. it happened at an apartment complex on 53rd avenue late last night. when the woman attacked, at least one officer fired their gun, killing the woman. police have not released her identity. >>> officials at the university of maryland are warning students to be safe after another robbery, the fourth in just the past two weeks. this latest one happened just off campus last night around 11:00 along lakeland road near rhode island avenue. umd police say two armed men held up a group walking down the street. jus this past thursday night, police say someone held up a woman at gunpoint. police warn students not to walk alone at night. >>> hundreds will brave the cold this afternoon in nothing but their undies all for a good cause. it's the annul cupid's undie run, helping rain money for the children's tumor foundation. it starts on pennsylvania halve and heads west on independence avenue. these roads will be close
? >> finding yourself needing that extra push? angie goff shows us some of the best apps to keep you on track. >> reporter: the resolution to get fit so easily falls behind. >> there is a saying in spanish, the sheet is stuck to me. will's some morpgs the sticks are sticking to me. >> reporter: working mom admits time is limited and motivation doesn't always come easy. which is why she taps into her personal trainer on her smartphone. >> i use the app and it is great because you can actually keep it on your body while you are working on. so it actually logs your workout. i use it when i run and use it when i work out here in my home. ♪ everything is going to be all right ♪ >> reporter: the app is like a gps tracker for weight loss. it is a game. pitting her up against her friends we can nudge each other to say i haven't seen you working out in a while. when i see my friends jumping me in points, no, i have to get a workout in today. when i see where i land innocent points, maybe i can get in another walk at lunch time. >> reporter: counting on friends. all kinds of incentives to break a s
chocolate cereal. ♪ chocolate. >>> good morning. welcome to news 4 today. i'm angie goff. >> and i'm richard jordan. time now to check on our forecast. >> we've heard from punxsutawney phil, potomac phil, but what about nebraska avenue chuck? >> well, i can tell you one thing, we have a little sunshine out here. i'm going to ask our director to do the million-dollar shot pan down to the shadow we go. can you see nebraska chuck's shadow on the sidewalk? move around, let's see. yes, you can. it's there's. just a hint of a shadow on the storm team 4 weather deck this morning. just enough sunlight coming through to cast a shadow for now. if we took this measurement another two hours from now, you would not be able to see it. there's the sky cam view from looking out to the west. already a thick grey overcast out to the western skies. that's coming into the city of washington. you won't be able to see your shadow much longer. temperatures, low 20s around the metro for now. your hometown forecast in gaithersburg, 19 degrees now. up to 27 by noontime. by 3:00, 4:00 this afternoon, an opportunity fo
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